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  • 10 Celebrity Families Who Gave Themselves the Gift of Travel!

    These celebrity moms and dads had a memorable time with their kids away from home.
    by Lei Dimarucut-Sison .
10 Celebrity Families Who Gave Themselves the Gift of Travel!
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  • The holidays may be over, but there's something it leaves behind: that feeling of warmth and the memories made from time spent well with family.

    Many of us usually ring in the new year at home by tradition, but for others—local movie and TV personalities, in particular—a trip out of town or out of the country may be necessary, not only to see the sights, but also to enjoy their time off in anonymity—something they are unable to do locally because of their status.

    Here are photos of some of the moms and dads from tinseltown who hit the reset button by travelling:   

    Jodi Sta. Maria (Sweden & Finland)

    The single mom had a white Christmas with son Thirdy in Finland, where she obtained a reindeer driving license on January 1st (yes, it's a thing)! How cool is that? The snow-capped trees, she wrote, remind her of the fiction film "Twilight." 


    In Sweden, she also went on a guided swimming adventure in the Baltic Sea with her stylist friend Patricia Coronado. 

    Alyanna Martinez (Disneyland in Anaheim, California)

    There is something magical, indeed, about Disneyland. New mom Alyanna, her husband Roy Macam, and their little bundle of joy Adalynn Riley spent the holidays on the happiest place on earth in Los Angeles, wearing Mickey Mouse ears and watching the colors of the fireworks reflected on the Sleeping Beauty Castle. New year's eve also signals that in less than three weeks, the Macams will have a toddler as Adaylnn turns one!

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    JC de Vera (Siargao)

    Because babies love the water, Siargao was the best place to spend the holidays for JC, his non-showbiz partner Rikkah Cruz, and their 8-month-old daughter Lana Athena. Can you tell from the photos just how much this cutie is enjoying their family vacation?

    John Prats and Isabel Oli (Nayomi Sanctuary Resort, Batangas)


    The "Pratties" had a relaxing vacation at the family-owned resort in Batangas, likely since John's wife Isabel is still recovering from childbirth. The couple welcomed son Daniel Freedom on November 25, making their daughter Lilly Feather an ate.

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    Hayden Kho and Vicki Belo (Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa)

    The Khos and their little girl Scarlet Snow spent their holidays in the wilderness—on a South African safari adventure to be exact. The three-year-old had an amazing time discovering the animals, particularly the ones she saw in the movie "The Lion King" such as the lion, zebras, meerkat, and leopards. 

    Kris Aquino (Tokyo, Japan)


    She may still be recuperating from her condition, but the multimedia queen won't let that get in the way of new year celebrations with sons Josh and Bimby. The family of three went shopping, strolling and eating out in Tokyo, Japan. Although Kris missed the new year's eve celebrations because she slept soundly for 14 straight hours, she's well rested and is hopefully on her way to recovery. 

    Jackie Forster (Hong Kong)

    The mom of five, her husband Michael, and their kids Caleigh, Jared and Yohan had a festive rendezvous with her second son Koko in Hong Kong for Christmas, then flew to Dubai to ring in the new year. Jackie, who just recently got reunited with her older sons Andre and Koko, is grateful for being able to celebrate special occasions with her children, no matter how brief the opportunity.

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    Marjorie Barretto (Los Angeles, California)


    Marjorie and her brood of five—daughters Dani, Julia, Claudia, Erich and son Leon—welcomed 2019 in style in Beverly Hills, California at the home of their good friend Alice Eduardo, a businesswoman. Of course, they didn't pass up the chance to visit Disneyland, where the children went on rides and had a fun time exploring.

    Judy Ann Santos & Ryan Agoncillo (Las Vegas, Nevada)

    According to Pep.phthe Agoncillos spent the holidays at their Las Vegas, Nevada home, which was Ryan's "surprise" gift to Judy Ann in 2016. The couple also had a taste of decorating their "first fresh Christmas tree" with the help of their kids Yohan, Lucho, and Luna. 

    Bianca Gonzalez (the beach)


    The TV host recapped the highlights of her 2018 with a post that shows her, husband JC Intal, and daughters Lucia and Carmen enjoying the beach at an undisclosed location. Taken earlier this month, the photo captures the family of four's first out-of-town trip. Bianca gave birth to their youngest Carmen in October, and has been documenting the realities of life as a mom of two on her social media accounts.  

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